The chief use of this bark is as an astringent in chronic diarrhoea and in dysentery, and as an injection in fluor albus. It has, also, been much used in India as a remedy for tape-worm, for which a decoction is prepared with two ounces of the fresh bark, boiled in a pint and a half of water until only three quarters of a pint remain. The worm is frequently voided after the first dose of two ounces; but the same quantity may be repeated for six or seven times in succession, at intervals of an hour.
Source: A Companion To The Medicine Chest, John Savory.Filed under Ingredient | Tags: bark, decoction, diarrhoea, dysentery, fluor albus, injection, pomegranate, tapeworm, vermifuge, worm, worms | Comment (0)
“Pomegranates have been signs of fertility, rebirth and health since they were first cultivated around 2000 B.C.
Ancient Egyptian mythology and the Old Testament both mention these small red fruits. And some scholars believe that Eve actually ate a pomegranate in the Garden of Eden, not an apple. Originally from the Himalayan Mountains, the fruits have been used in traditional medicine for centuries.”
Full story: The Monitor, 16th January 2008Filed under News | Tags: bleeding, diarrhoea, dysentery, leprosy, News, pomegranate, stomach, tape worm, tapeworm, worms | Comment (0)